This coming Friday, June 10, 2016, a movie entitled The Conjuring 2 will premiere in theaters across the country. It is a horror sequel to the 2013 blockbuster movie based on the exploits of Ed and Lorraine Warren. I didn't see the original motion picture, and I won't be seeing the sequel. I strongly urge my readers to stay away from anything to do with either film for several serious reasons that kept me away. Of course, the Vatican II sect is saying nothing, so I feel the duty to sound the alarm in this post.
Who are Ed and Lorraine Warren?
To keep it terse, they are frauds and occultists posing as "Catholics." Edward "Ed" Warren Miney was born September 7, 1926, and died at age 79 on August 23, 2006. He married Lorraine Rita Moran (b. 1927) in the True Church prior to Vatican II. Both were born in the True Faith, but neither really held it. From the time Ed was 5 to 12 years old, he lived in a Connecticut house in which he allegedly experienced supernatural events. "My father, who was a police officer at the time would often say, 'Ed, there's a logical reason for everything that happens in this house.' But he never came up with that logical reason," Ed said in an interview on the Warrens’ website. (See www.warrens.net)
The family heard pounding, rapping and footsteps, he said. "My family would all go to bed and just around 2 to 3 o'clock in the morning, many times I would hear the closet door beginning to open up. At first I'd look into that closet and see only shapeless darkness, then slowly I'd start to see a light beginning to form and it would morph into like a ball shape, sort of like a basketball and then I'd begin to see a face in that ball." Ed said it was the face of an old woman. Ed Warren became a self-described "demonologist" as a result of his experience in the "haunted house" in which he grew up. He met Lorraine, soon to become his wife, and a self-described "medium/clairvoyant" through whom spirits are drawn "like a moth to a flame."
In 1952, the couple started the New England Center for Psychic Research in Connecticut in 1952 with the goal of investigating hauntings. Around 1965, the Warrens went into a home where it was alleged that the spirit of a little girl named Cynthia who, speaking through a medium, said she was looking for her mother. The Warrens expanded the mission of their center to "help earth-bound spirits move on." According to the first movie (2013), and literature they published years prior to it, they were the "only laypeople authorized by the Vatican to perform exorcisms." How do laymen "perform exorcisms"? According to their website, "We work with any clergy that their religion teaches love of God and love of your fellow man. We are not stupid enough to think that because we are Catholics that we are the only religion saved—that's what the problem is with Ireland today—and a lot of other places. We work with all people of all faiths."
They operate an occult museum. According to their website, "See the Shadow doll that can come to you in your dreams, and stop your heart! See the Satanic Idol found in the deep woods of Connecticut, the Conjuring mirror used for summoning spirit, the Vampire’s coffin used by a modern day vampire, Bare witness to a Ragedy-Ann doll which is responsible for a death of a young man, and multiple attacks on those who once mockingly came in contact, See Masks used as a Topa for Diabolical projection, Child Tomb stones that were used as Satanic Alters (sic), a Famous Organ that plays by itself. You will also see Psychic Photography, Pictures that would combust, and Crucifixes that were malevolently thrown from walls and desecrated, Egyptian, and African cursed items, Death curses, a Shrunken head, Possessed toys and animals, Voodoo, Fertility and other Killer dolls!"
Some of the Famous "Hauntings" with which the Warrens are Associated
- The Warrens are probably best known for their involvement in the 1976 "Amityville Horror" case in which Long Island, NY couple George and Kathy Lutz claimed that their house was haunted by a violent, demonic presence so intense that it eventually drove them out of their home. The story has been largely discredited. In 2012, son Christopher Lutz, admitted that almost all events were elaborate hoaxes to make money with book and movie deals. (The story did spawn many films and a novel). Christopher tried to make money on his version of the events, claiming his step-father brought evil into the home through occult practices.
- In 1971, the Warrens claimed that the Harrisville, Rhode Island, home of the Perron family was haunted by a witch who lived there in the early 19th century. According to the Warrens, Bathsheba Sherman cursed the land so that whoever lived there somehow died. It was the basis of the first Conjuring movie.
- The Warren's investigated an alleged poltergeist in an Enfield, North London council house. The people included were Peggy Hodgson, her 13 year old daughter Margaret, her 11 year old daughter Janet, her 10 year old son Johnny, and her 9 year old son Billy. This is the basis for the upcoming Conjuring movie.
- Jack and Janet Smurl reported their Pennsylvania home was disturbed by numerous supernatural phenomena, including sounds, smells and apparitions. The Warrens became involved and claimed that the Smurl home was occupied by three "minor spirits" and also a demon that allegedly "raped" Jack Smurl.
- The Warrens claimed the help of Traditionalist Bishop Robert McKenna in some exorcisms.
The Serious Problems with it All
- There is not one shred of evidence that the Vatican (pre or post Vatican II) ever gave the Warrens permission to do exorcisms. While the Modernist Vatican might do anything, they still show no evidence. As far as the True Church under Pope Pius XII, no such permission would ever be given. Under the 1917 Code of Canon Law, only "priests marked by piety, prudence, and integrity" may perform exorcisms (See Canon 1151; See also Canonists Abbo and Hannon, The Sacred Canons 2:143). It is a task for the ordained.
- Ed Warren had no theological or other qualifications to be a "demonologist" (whatever that means). He simply gave himself a title.
- Lorraine Warren claims to be a "trance medium." Such is condemned by both the Bible and Church teaching. "Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft,or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD; because of these same detestable practices the LORD your God will drive out those nations before you." (See Deuteronomy 18:10-12; Emphasis mine.) According to theologian Jone, "Spiritism claims to be able to communicate with the spirit world and endeavors to establish such commerce with it. Although spiritism is for the most part fraud, still the intention alone to enter into communication with spirits is gravely sinful. Therefore, it is mortally sinful to conduct a spiritistic seance or to act as a medium." (See Moral Theology, pg. 100; Emphasis mine).
- They openly deny that the Catholic Church is the One True Church outside of which there is no salvation, and work with any "clergy" that teach "love of God...and your fellow man." People who believe in the dogma Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus are derided as "stupid."
- There are no "spirits" needing "help to move on." Angels are in Heaven, demons are in Hell, and the souls of the deceased are in Heaven, Hell or Purgatory, not walking around houses making things go "bump in the night." True, demons can do harm on Earth, but they are not in need of any "help" to "move on."
- Who in their right mind would keep an "occult museum"? It can be construed as a shrine to evil. Who would want to look at such wicked things (even if they are a hoax)? Can you imagine the Apostles taking one of the demon-possessed pigs which jumped off a cliff and putting it on display? (See St. Mark 5:2-13) This is just a sick and malevolent way to get attention and make money. (The Warrens "passed the torch" to their son-in-law, Tony Spera).
- Ed Warren claims that pets have immortal souls, contrary to Church teaching.
- The so-called "Smurl Haunting" involves a man being "raped" by a demon, and the presence of "minor spirits" (whatever that means). How can a demon (a spiritual entity) "rape" a physical body? Some may quote Genesis 6:2-4, "The sons of God seeing the daughters of men, that they were fair, took to themselves wives of all which they chose. And God said: My spirit shall not remain in man for ever, because he is flesh, and his days shall be a hundred and twenty years. Now giants were upon the earth in those days. For after the sons of God went in to the daughters of men, and they brought forth children, these are the mighty men of old, men of renown." Some claim the "sons of God" were fallen angels producing giants with human females, sometimes called by Protestants as "Nephilim." God did not create angels with the ability to procreate with each other or with humans. God, Who knew from the beginning that He would be betrayed, established the creation of the angels in Heaven, and they would neither marry nor be given in marriage (see St. Mark 12:25). He created them without this capability so that even when the fallen angels rebelled, nothing they could do would ever change this fact. This is why demons can only go so far as to possess people. If the demons could procreate, they would not waste their time possessing people, since procreation would be a more direct route of affecting and infecting humanity for their evil purposes.
- Bishop McKenna never affiliated himself with the Warrens. The good and holy Bishop tried to help those who may be affected by demonic forces. The Warrens were sometimes there, but it is a lie to say he was affiliated with them in any way. In an interview with Michael W. Cuneo, author of American Exorcism, then Father (later Bp.) McKenna said that the Warren's "… books are sensationalized, and you just can’t take it literally. I don’t like to be publicly associated with them." Indeed, he did not want to be associated with such evil people; he was trying to help others.
Strange Events Surrounding the Films
As to the original The Conjuring (2013):
- When the movie was shown in the Philippines, some cinemas had to hire Vatican II "priests" to bless the viewers before showing it. This is due to some viewers having reported a "Negative Presence" after watching the film. The "priests" also provided spiritual and psychological help to the viewers.
- Andrea Perron wrote a three-part book based on her experiences in the house titled 'House of Darkness, House of Light.' Experiences written about in her book also appear in the film. Perron cites the film as a "work of art" and not a work of fiction.
- James Wan, the director, was working on the script one late night. He had just adopted a new puppy, who started staring at a supposedly empty side of the room and began to growl aggressively. Wan stated that his dog's head then followed something all across the room, but he didn't see anything.
- Vera Farmiga, the actress who plays Lorraine Warren, opened her computer one day to keep reading the script. She noticed five claw marks scratched straight across her screen.
- When the directors and Lorraine Warren would chat on the phone about the script, they kept getting cut off by weird sounds and a lot of static. Then, out of nowhere, the line would suddenly go dead.
- The mother of the Perron family claimed to have felt the same strange dark presence, similar to when she first experienced the occurrences depicted in the film. She later tripped and suffered some wounds, which put her in the hospital.
As to the sequel, The Conjuring 2:
- On the first day of shooting, a Vatican II "priest" was brought in to bless the set.
(All of the alleged strange events were compiled by the Internet Movie Database (imdb.com)).
Summary and Conclusion
- The Conjuring and its upcoming sequel, are an attempt to deceive people as a portrayal of good vs. evil. In fact, it is evil appearing as good in order to promote evil. You have occultists promoting indifferentism, slandering a Traditionalist Bishop, lying about ties to the Vatican, promoting many false "hauntings," and having a museum dedicated as a "shrine" to evil. All this while claiming to be "Catholic" and fighting "evil"!
- The movies received an "R" rating based on intense frightful scenes alone (this is very rare). This can cause some with unhealthy psyches to experience strange events, like the ones alleged to have happened. Vatican II "priests" are not warning people about these movies and are invalidly ordained, thereby powerless to help.
- Is it possible that some of the strange occurrences are real? Perhaps. The films are so seeped in the occult that you might open a door to malevolent spirits. Theologian Jone tells us it is sinful to attend seances even as a mere spectator because of scandal given and implying promotion of such practices. Wouldn't this also apply to a movie which openly flaunts it as "good"? STAY AWAY!!
Christ condemned those who wanted "signs and wonders" from God. "Jesus therefore said to him: Unless you see signs and wonders, you believe not." (St. John 4:48) We can see the proof of God and His love by the Five Ways of St. Thomas Aquinas, the historical evidence for the Resurrection of Christ, and the Intelligent Design in nature. Yet, some want to see crying statues and bleeding Hosts, or their Faith is shaken. Now, people seek signs from Satan, because if he exists, then so does God. This perverse theme was prevalent on the Warren website.
We can learn from my patron saint, King St. Louis IX of France. It is related that in the King's private chapel (where he would hear at least two Masses daily), a miracle took place when he was not there. When the priest consecrated the Host, it had turned into a visible Christ Child! One of his good and faithful servants ran to the King to tell him what happened, and come and see for himself before the miracle ended. The saintly King just hung his head, deep in thought. His servant couldn't understand his reaction. "Does not your Majesty wish to come and see the Infant Jesus?" He lifted his head and replied, "No, my good man. With the eyes of Faith, I see the Infant Jesus in the Host every morning at Mass. Go, and call those who do not believe to witness it. As for me, I believe He is there every morning, as the Church teaches." King St. Louis IX truly lived the words of Our Lord, "Jesus saith to him: 'Because thou hast seen me, Thomas, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and have believed.'" (St. John 20:29) By the intersession of King St. Louis IX and the Blessed Mother, may Christ grant us a Faith so strong.